Click Here To View Funeral Webcast\r\n\r\nGary returned to Our Heavenly Father on December 24, 2020, after a valiant fight against COVID. Gary was born September 18, 1948 in Memphis, Texas to Betty Zane King and Harry Stuart Mayer Jr.\r\nGary was a proud Texan. Go Dallas Cowboys! Gary was raised by a single mother whom he adored. Stories of his rambunctious and adventurous childhood were entertainment at many family gatherings. Growing up, he loved riding bikes, skating and swimming. \r\nGary was fiercely patriotic and a history buff. He loved politics and he could converse with anyone and about any subject. Gary served briefly in the army and was honorably discharged after a foot limitation. He was proud of his excellent shooting skills and received the “Infantry Marksman Badge.” \r\nGary was an excellent Sales Manager for Cadillac, Volvo, and Mercedes for over 37 years. After retirement, Volkswagen reached out to Gary and hired him, where he made many wonderful friendships.\r\nGary loved to read and would read one or two books a week. Golf was his passion and he loved golfing each week with his best friends, grandsons, and sons. Gary loved to cook, his wife and family were the beneficiaries of his delicious cuisine. He could take food from the refrigerator/freezer and have a meal prepared in minutes. Gary loved to travel and when one vacation was over, he was planning the next. Gary’s trademark was his organization and punctuality. “If you are waiting for me you are backing up!” Two other favorite Gary quotes, “Don’t worry about the mule going blind, just load the cart!” “I am as full as a tick that has been on a hound dog for a week.” Gary became the center of the family. He was so much fun to be around and made everyone laugh.\r\nGary loved his Savior from an early age. He became a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a strong testimony and served in many callings. \r\nIn 2000, Gary met the love of his life, Connie McBride Snow. They were soon married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Gary treated Connie like a queen, and she loved him dearly. Gary had an exceedingly kind and generous nature, loved by all. His greatest joy was spending time with Connie and family get togethers.\r\nGary is survived by his wife Connie, his three children, Jason Mayer, Shannon (Norm) Bergeron, Kenny (Kristi) Mayer. Connie’s children, Michele (Tom) Gledhill, Stephanie (Rob) Richards, Mark Snow, David (Tiffany) Snow. Twenty-one grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Brother Danny (Susan) Mayer, sister Debi Stewart.\r\nGary is preceded in death by his mother Betty King Starkey, father Harry Mayer Jr., infant son Bryan Mayer, and granddaughter Gracie Jean Gledhill.\r\n“The heavens are a little brighter, till we meet again my sweetheart.”\r\nServices: Thursday December 31, at 11:00 A.M. Viewing will be from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Jenkins and Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan Utah. Internment at Highland Cemetery, Highland, Utah.